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Bragg Creek and Area Wellness Committee

 

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What is the Bragg Creek and Area Wellness Committee

The Bragg Creek and Area Wellness Committee began in the spring of 2014 as a partnership between social service providers, local organizations and residents to enhance the social wellbeing of residents in the Bragg Creek area. Their mission statement is: “Supporting the Social Wellness of Bragg Creek and surrounding area”. The committee meets once per month in either Bragg Creek or Redwood Meadows.

 
The committee has representation from the following areas:
 
Bragg Creek Community Association, Bragg Creek and Area Chamber of Commerce, Banded Peak School, Bragg Creek Community Church, Mountain Woods Health Services Board, Rocky View School District, AHS Cochrane Addiction & Mental Health Services, AHS Community Action Team for School Based Mental Health, Calgary Rural Primary Care Network, Canadian Red Cross, Western Rocky View Family & Community Resource Centre, Community Helpers Program and Cochrane and Area Victim Services.
 
To date they have accomplished the following action items:
 
  • Created a Bragg Creek Area Resource List of service providers that was mailed to all households in Bragg Creek and Redwood Meadows
  • Run an emergency preparedness expo in partnership with the Bragg Creek Community Association
  • Hosted an information booth at Bragg Creek days at which the Red Cross handed out over 100 emergency preparedness kits
  • Completed a door to door campaign in the hamlet of Bragg Creek, with the intention of assessing the needs of, and providing resource information to, anyone who requires and wants it in the wake of the 2013 flood.

Door to Door Campaign Report

This door to door report release event happened on March 25th 2015 from 7:00pm – 8:30pm at the Bragg Creek Community Centre.  The campaign was conducted in the fall of 2014 in the hamlet of Bragg Creek.

 

The purpose of the campaign was to connect directly with residents and convey a message that we care about their wellbeing both now and in the future.  We also asked residents questions about their perceptions on community health and wellness needs, how they obtain community information, and the different services they may have accessed post-flood.  This campaign’s great success was due to a collaborated effort with the Canadian Red Cross, Alberta Health Services, Western Rocky View Family and Community Resource Centre, Rocky View County ,Cochrane FCSS and Calgary Rural Primary Care Network.

 

If you are interested in becoming involved or want more information please contact Eric Howey ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or Debbie Maclean ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). 
 
 

Community Health Report

This year, Bragg Creek had the pleasure of welcoming a group of second year nursing students from the University of Calgary to do a community assessment: An Exploration of the Health and Wellness of the Residents of Bragg Creek and Surrounding Area. Click on the link to read their final report which outlines their project and the fantastic locals they got to meet in the process! Thank you to the Snowbirds Chalet and the Bragg Creek and Area Wellness Committee, as well as the other local groups who met with the students throughout the winter and spring!